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Group Says Its Analysis Shows Proposed California Law Will Harm Music Creators

Proposed California legislation would make contracts between labels and artists nearly unenforceable, reducing the incentive for record labels to invest in recording artists and potentially depressing California’s music economy by as much as $600 million a year, according to an …

Pet Insurance Outshines Travel, Other Inland Marine Coverages Cut by COVID: AM Best

The U.S. inland marine insurance segment experienced a “significant downturn in profitability” in 2020, with its loss ratio deteriorating by nearly 16 percentage points amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an AM Best report. The Best’s Market Segment Report, “Significant …

Flexible Workspace Software Firm Adds Insurance Agency for Owners, Tenants

A Colorado-based workspace management software company has launched an insurance brokerage for coworking and flex space operators, members and tenants. The new agency, Proximity Protect, is offering insurance policies nationwide through admitted insurers to the 100,000 members of Proximity’s network. …

Music Festivals Testing ‘Bubble’ Strategies to Bring Back Outdoor Events

A 200-strong coterie of mostly men gathered in the Poconos Mountains earlier this month to engage in what some regard as this pandemic era’s ultimate taboo: a bacchanalian party. The Utopia music festival took place over the Labor Day holiday …

Man Suing over Injuries in Portable Horse Stall in Oregon During High Winds

A man is suing the organizers of a 2018 Bend, Ore. horse show for serious injuries he says he suffered when high winds lifted the portable stall he and his horse were inside and threw them 40 feet. Jeffrey Ruthhardt …

Southern California Bride Tied up in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was sentenced this week to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme. …

Experts Say Organizers Should Check Emergency Plans After California Festival Shooting

Experts say organizers should take another look at their emergency plans in the wake of the deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements. The shooting Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival …

AFL Insurance Brokers Finds Good Strategic, Cultural Fit with U.S. MGA Zodiac

AFL Insurance Brokers, the London-based Lloyd’s broker, was looking for an MGA platform in the United States and found the perfect partner last month when it purchased Zodiac Insurance Services, which specializes in professional, entertainment and event insurance. It wasn’t …

California Woman Hit by Bat at Minor League Game Revives Safety Debate

A Southern California woman’s recent injury by a baseball bat has renewed attention to fan safety at games. The Sun of San Bernardino reports Saturday that 27-year-old Cloey Heckendorn was hit in the head during the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes’ game …

Lack of Insurance Halts Gunfighters Show in Wyoming

The Cody Gunfighters show in Wyoming will not resume anytime soon. And that’s because the organizers can’t get insurance. The Cody Enterprise reported the performers were unable to acquire liability insurance, which keeps the show on the shelf for the …